Palace stars unhappy after contract dispute

Crystal Palace fans

HITC Sport understands Crystal Palace risk losing a number of key players after a contract row at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace's preparations for the new Premier League season have been thrown into disarray over a row over contracts for a number of their senior stars.

It was reported last week by The Sun that Wilfried Zaha could leave Palace after believing he had been misled by the club over a possible new contract.

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

The skilful winger was understood to be offered a new deal this summer at Crystal Palace, but club officials have now informed the former Manchester United man that he will not be offered a new contract

Sources have told HITC Sport that Zaha is not the only player at Selhurst Park to be misled over contract talks with the club employing the stance that no player who has more than a year left on their contract will be offered a fresh deal.

Fellow midfielders Yannick Bolasie and Jason Puncheon are understood to be in a similar situation to Zaha after being told at the end of last season that the club would sit down with them and discuss new deals to bring them in line with the club's top earners.

Jason Puncheon celebrates after scoring the first goal for Crystal Palace

The news of the contract unrest among so many of Palace's key performers has alerted a number of their Premier League rivals and they are ready to try and capitalise on the uncertainty at Selhust Park.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha looks dejected

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